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  • 2020-06-04

    Watch Full Recording of Transatlantic Webinar

    You can now watch the full recording of ISDP’s Transatlantic Webinar, “Game Changer or Trend Accelerator? The International Politics of Covid-19”, on ISDP’s Youtube channel.

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  • 2020-06-01

    Update on ISDP’s Working Status During Covid-19 Outbreak

    ISDP is closely monitoring and following the guidelines of the Public Health Agency of Sweden and has specific instructions for sick leave arrangements and work-related travels for all ISDP staff members. These measures are all in line with the recommendations from Swedish government authorities. We have established a remote workplace system to ensure that our […]

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  • 2020-05-26

    Listen to the Podcast “Japanpodden” with Lars Vargö

    Dr. Lars Vargö, the Head of the Japan Center at ISDP and former Swedish Ambassador to Japan, is a co-editor of and participant in the bi-monthly Swedish podcast Japanpodden. The latest episode discussed the current situation in Japan with regards to Covid-19, how Swedish companies in the country are affected by the current situation, and why […]

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  • 2020-05-20

    Alec Forss was Quoted on Radio Free Asia about Deforestation in North Korea

    May 19, 2020: Alec Forss, project coordinator and editor with ISDP’s Korea Center, spoke to Radio Free Asia (Korean) about deforestation in North Korea. “Food shortages have led to the clearing of forests by farmers in order to cultivate sloped land for agriculture . . . While part of the answer is to stop cultivating […]

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  • 2020-05-19

    Niklas Swanström Participated in ISPI’s Online Roundtable

    May 18, 2020: ISDP’s Executive Director Niklas Swanström participated in ISPI’s online roundtable on the topic of the future of China’s global outreach after Covid-19. The other speakers were from Bruegel, the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, the Clingendael Institute, ISPI, and the South African Institute of International Affairs. In answering a question from the […]

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  • 2020-05-15

    ISDP Hosted a Webinar with Daniel Liao on Taiwan’s Response to Covid-19

    May 15, 2020: ISDP hosted a successful webinar with Dr. Daniel Liao, Taiwan’s Representative to Sweden, moderated by ISDP’s Executive Director Niklas Swanström. The topic of the webinar was Taiwan’s response to Covid-19, and the discussion revolved around Taiwan’s current handling of the pandemic as well as the preparation for a possible second wave. In […]

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  • 2020-05-04

    Niklas Swanström on Kim Jong-un’s reappearance

    May 02, 2020: Niklas Swanström spoke to Swedish newspaper Svenska Dagbladet about the North Korean leader’s reappearance. “Det var inte oväntat att Kim Jong-un kom tillbaka. Man måste ha is i magen när man analyserar Nordkorea eftersom att rykten alltid florerar.”

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  • 2020-04-28

    ISDP hosted a webinar on EU-Japan Relations with Lars Vargö

    April 28, 2020: ISDP hosted a brown bag lunch webinar with Lars Vargö as the speaker. Vargö is a Distinguished Fellow at ISDP and head of the ISDP Japan Center. ISDP’s brown bag lunches serve as a platform for discussion of early-stage policy research and are a way for ISDP’s staff and associates to convey […]

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  • 2020-04-27

    ISDP organized a webinar on Taiwan’s role in East Asia

    April 24, 2020: ISDP organized a webinar on Zoom regarding Taiwan’s role in East Asia. The webinar featured Julian Tucker, Research Fellow at ISDP, introducing the contours of Taiwan’s regional and international engagement. The webinar was followed by a Q&A with the audience.

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  • 2020-04-27

    Niklas Swanström on Kim Jong-un death rumors

    April 25, 2020: Niklas Swanström spoke to Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet about rumors that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has died. “Att en ledare i en diktatur dör går att undanhålla ett tag. Men efter en tid kommer det ut. Inte ens ett land som Nordkorea kan mörka något sådant här.”

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